Baking soda, a great ally for the whole family

Those of us in the house does not have a box of baking soda?
Often only considered as a preparation useful for cleaning fruits and vegetables, actually the baking soda has numerous uses of aesthetic, which allow you to replace specific creams and lotions with a single product that is simple and inexpensive. It 'also a very useful and help in case of natural colds, not just

Together we discover the virtues of this great ally:

Relaxing bath: Dissolve 150 g sodium bicarbonate in a tub of hot water, you get a skin pleasantly smooth and soft.

Pediluvio softening: 50 g sodium bicarbonate dissolved in a footbath of warm water to give well-being by reducing foot and leg swelling. Also, rub calluses with a paste of baking soda and water helps remove dead cells and makes the skin softer.

Oral hygiene: in this case has a double use baking soda. Replaced the toothpaste on the brush has an effective bleaching action, useful for removing stains caused by smoking and coffee. Dissolving a teaspoon in a glass of water instead, you can practice useful mouthwash for fresh breath and neutralize the acids responsible for tooth decay.

Care of equipment and dentures: dentures soaking for thirty minutes in a solution of water and bicarbonate (25 g approximately), you can clean them and disinfect them from germs and bacteria.

Facilitate a manicure: to have soft skin and nails clean before the manicure is simply soak the hands for 10 minutes in a basin of warm water with 50 g sodium bicarbonate.

Deodorizing the body: the neutralizing action of baking ensures a gentle daily protection against odor caused by excessive sweating. Just sprinkle some 'on the underarms instead of deodorant.

For a gentle scrub: after washing your face with the usual cleaning, apply a paste made from baking soda and 2 parts water and massage. Impurities and dead cells are removed, and the skin will be smooth and bright.

To make the hair soft and shiny, and to facilitate the removal of residues of hairspray and gel once a week just add a teaspoon of baking soda to the usual shampoo and rinse thoroughly.

When you have a cold and want to decongest the airways, nose and free the fight hoarseness just do fumigations of dissolving two teaspoons of baking soda to each quart of water put on to boil and poured into a bowl. For best results, you can also add drops of eucalyptus, thyme and mint. Inhale the vapors for at least ten minutes with a towel covering his head.

One of the typical uses of baking is to aid digestion. In this case it would be better not to dissolve the baking soda in water because carbon dioxide and thus may develop swelling and bloating. You can dissolve it into an orange or lemon juice resulting in a sodium citrate, known principle of antacid . However there are some who dissolves into a glass of water to which he added a few drops of lemon.

People suffering from Candida is well aware, the itching is unbearable. Many gynecologists recommend to wash their private parts with water and baking soda to relieve the itching. In addition, bicarbonate can restore the proper pH of the vaginal mucous membranes, simply pour a tablespoon in a quart of warm water and do the washing room. Some even advised to make douching with baking soda. In any case always ask your gynecologist for advice.